Friday, June 5, 2015

6 Signs You're Obsessed with Your Blog


My one-year blog anniversary is coming up so I thought I would reflect a little bit on how blogging has become a big part of my life.

I have a confession to make.

I’m obsessed with my blog.  I can’t eat.  I can’t sleep.  I’m always thinking about writing, blog design, social media icons, and new blog ideas.  Here are a few ways to tell if you’re obsessed with your blog too.  

1) You check your page views and stats constantly How many times a day you do check your page views?  Is it so many you’ve lost count?  Do you get in a bad mood when your stats flat-line?  Analyzing those hills and valleys can really mess with your self-esteem. On particularly low days, you might think blogging sucks but it’s those peaks that help you blog on.  

2) It’s the first thing you think about when you wake up When you open your eyes in the morning, you immediately grab your phone, tablet, or computer and go to your blog.  A tiny part of you wonders if your blog post went viral overnight.  If it did, your neighbors might wonder why you are screaming.  If it didn’t you might be tempted to chuck said phone, tablet, or computer across the room...but you wouldn’t dare because then you wouldn’t be able to blog.  

3) You feel a little lost without your computer/tablet/smartphone On some days, you give yourself a ‘technology time out’. It’s good to take a day off from social media and blogging. But, deep inside, you wonder what's going on in the blogging world.  And even though you are enjoying yourself on your vacation, you feel a little lost and anxious without your smartphone. 

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4) You’re Sleep Deprived Do you nod off while typing on your computer? Do you have perpetual bags under your eyes? Is your blog causing you to be sleep deprived? Believe me, I get it.  There always seems to be one more thing you can do to your blog.  Change the header.  Reply to comments.  Find the perfect picture.  Make an infographic.  You say you’re going to go to bed but then you decide to write a blog post.  Then, you need to find a picture, and a quote to go along with the picture.  Before you know it, it’s 2:00 am again and you have to get up at 6:30 the next day.  It’s a vicious cycle.

5) You have endless blogging ideas in your head If you’re not writing a blog, then you’re thinking about it.  You’re always jotting down blogging ideas. Your child says something funny, you write it down.  You have one of those awesome parenting moments and it inspires you to write a blog post.  Sometimes you feel like your head is going to explode.  

6) You’re so busy blogging you forget to meet your basic needs With all the blogging you’re doing, you might forget to go to the bathroom.  You might suddenly realize you are very thirsty or your legs are in desperate need of lotion and your hair has seen the dry shampoo fairy one too many days.  If it weren’t for the rest of your family, you would probably forget to make and eat dinner.  

I’m not really obsessed with my blog.  I’m kidding.  Really.  Sort of.  

Are you obsessed with your blog?
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